Vision, Planning & Philanthropy with Matthew Manos

How do you best create a vision and plan for your business future? Also. how do you best consider philanthropy in that process?

My guest Matthew Manos is the founder of verynice, a design strategy practice that gives half of its work away for free to nonprofit organizations. verynice’s clientele includes Apple, Google, UNICEF, NASA and the American Heart Association.

Manos also currently serves as chair of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Creative Advisory Board. Matthew was called “crazy or genius” by Forbes and named one of seven millennials changing the world by the Huffington Post.

Join us as we explore how Matthew advises his very impressive clients about developing their vision and planning for the future. Also, we will learn from Matthew’s very philanthropic way of doing great business.

This episode will be airing live on 30th September 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about Matthew Manos:

Matthew Manos is the founder of verynice, a design strategy practice that gives half of its work away for free to nonprofit organizations. verynice’s clientele includes Apple, Google, UNICEF, NASA and the American Heart Association. Manos also currently serves as chair of Los Angeles Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Creative Advisory Board.

Called “crazy or genius” by Forbes and named one of seven millennials changing the world by the Huffington Post, Manos’ pioneering work in the fields of design and social enterprise has inspired thousands of practitioners to engage in socially and environmentally responsible business. An author and editor of numerous books and toolkits on design strategy, social innovation and creativity, Manos regularly speaks at institutions and events across the globe. His work and ideas have also been featured in numerous print, online and broadcast venues including Fast Company, MTV, Wired, Inc and Business Insider. 

Manos holds a Master of Fine Arts degree in Media Design Practices from ArtCenter College of Design, and a Bachelor of Arts degree in Design Media Arts from UCLA. Prior to his current teaching appointment at the Academy, Manos was a teacher at the Strelka Institute in Moscow, an adjunct professor in the Master of Business Administration in Design Strategy program at CCA and an adjunct faculty member at the ArtCenter College of Design.

This episode will be airing live on 30th September 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


More about host Chris Cooper:

Chris Cooper has over a 30 year career worked with major global brands to small entrepreneurial ventures developing exceptional leaders, teams and highly engaged workforces. Chris has hosted since 2011 the Business Elevation show which in 2019 was the most accessed business show on the world’s leading on-line radio platform ‘Voice America’ .

He is co-Author of The Power To Get Things Done (Whether You Feel Like It Or Not) published by Penguin Random House New York and in 2021 contributed to multiple international best seller ‘Play The Game’.

Chris has a reputation as an exceptional coach, consultant, facilitator and speaker. Chris also founded the Elevation Collective where exceptional people are connected to contribute to a better world. He is a fellow of the Professional Speaking Association, lives in Leicestershire in the UK with his wife and two teenage boys and loves adventure and the natural world.

In 2019, during a mid-life crisis, he competed in Scotland’s toughest one day endurance event.

This episode will be airing live on 30th September 2022 at 8am(PT)/11am(EST)/4pm(BST). To listen live or later from the archive please visit http://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1959


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